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Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations Career Opportunities homepage, where you can learn more about employment with our organization.

 

CFR offers exceptional opportunities for individuals at all levels in their careers, from recent graduates interested in our openings for Research Associates and Program Assistants for pursuing a career in international relations, to skilled professionals in a service area such as development or information services.

 

Below are links to current openings at the Council on Foreign Relations. CFR updates this section on a daily basis. The Council on Foreign Relations also offers paid internships for college students, graduate students, or recent graduates focusing on international relations or pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field.


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CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.   As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of the Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, time management skills, and experience dealing with high-profile individuals.
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The Council on Foreign Relations’ DC office is located just one block from the White House. It is home to a state-of-the-art conference center and is used for several hundred meetings a year. It is also rented for numerous rental events each year. The Event Coordinator will provide support to the Event Operations team based out of the Washington, DC office.
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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) creates innovative educational resources that seek to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape today’s world. These resources include CFR Education multimedia explainers and simulations. Each resource comes with companion teaching resources and activities appropriate for a specific target audience, be it high school teachers, college professors, and/or their students.     The Program Assistant, Education, is responsible for supporting the work of the Vice President, Education, and the Education department.
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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) creates innovative educational resources that seek to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape today’s world. These resources include CFR Education multimedia explainers and simulations. Each resource comes with companion teaching resources and activities appropriate for a specific target audience, be it high school teachers, college professors, and/or their students.   Working under the supervision of the Director, Teaching and Learning, the Associate Director, Teaching and Learning will collaborate on the development of all teaching...
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Reporting to the Chief Investment Officer, the Investment Manager is part of a small, collaborative, high-performing, and diverse investment team of generalists. The position provides opportunities to have material impact on CFR’s growing, active investment program and mentorship from an experienced investment team. In addition, the position offers access to the broad range of activities and research work of the Council.   In this role, the individual will work closely with the Chief Investment Officer and Deputy Director of Investment Operations in the day-to-day oversight, management, and monitoring of the endowment portfolio as well as advising the Investment Committee in establishing risk and...
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The Global Communications and Media Relations department is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR and its scholars via the full spectrum of media, social media, marketing, and public relations. The Communications Assistant, based in CFR’s DC office, must have an excellent understanding of international issues, the media landscape, and CFR scholars and content, and how they relate to the news cycle. 
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The Global Communications and Media Relations department is responsible for positioning and promoting CFR and Foreign Affairs via the full spectrum of media, marketing, and public relations. The Publications department, part of the David Rockefeller Studies Program, is responsible for editing and producing CFR’s print and online publications. The Assistant Editor will help support both departments while ensuring CFR style consistency across the institution.
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CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.   As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and Environment.   This position is based in CFR’s Washington, DC office on a hybrid basis. CFR currently defines hybrid status as working at least three days a week onsite, with...
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CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.   The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow for Africa Studies, focusing on U.S. foreign policy with respect to political and security issues, civil society, democracy, corruption, and religion in Sub-Saharan Africa.   This position is based in CFR’s Washington,...
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CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks, with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.   The Research Associate will support the work of the senior fellow and director of international economics in the areas of international economics, foreign policy, and history.   The start date for this position is July 2024. This position is based in CFR’s New York City office on...
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CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.   The Research Associate will work under the direction of the senior fellow on projects related to Korea Studies. This position is based in CFR’s New York office on a hybrid basis. CFR currently defines hybrid status as working at least three days a week onsite, with Tuesdays and Thursdays considered institutional anchor days where all staff are required to be...
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The Event Manager will provide support to the Event Operations team based out of the New York office. This is an on-site role.
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The headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is housed in the historic landmark Harold Pratt Mansion and state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center. This combined space is used for several hundred meetings a year. The Associate Director, Building Maintenance will report to the Deputy Director, Building Operations and Engineering. The position will be responsible for managing daily maintenance and repair of all building systems and equipment, as well as for managing the maintenance of the facilities overall appearance. This will include hands on maintenance and repair work on HVAC, boiler, heating, refrigeration, water, and energy systems, etc., managing vendor relations and preparing RFP’s and bid analysis and...
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CFR’s Blavatnik and Robina Franklin Williams internships give selected interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.   The intern will work with the global governance team and will increase their understanding of international organization and current issues and debates on global governance. They will hone research, writing, and editing skills as well as develop skills in synthesizing large amounts of complex information into concise arguments. The intern will develop an understanding of a multistage publication production and launch process and develop large-scale event and planning...
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The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking to hire a fellow or senior fellow for technology, with the title depending on the successful candidate’s level of experience. The fellow will be expected to conduct original research on the challenges and opportunities that new technologies create for U.S. national security, economic policy, intelligence policy, and/or foreign policy, and to identify specific steps that policymakers should take in response. This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone looking to shape the national conversation on the intersection of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or synthetic biology with America’s role in the world.
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